Thirteen Suggestions for Parents

1. If you don’t want your son to lie, don’t punish him for telling the truth. 2. If you don’t want your daughter to be abused or exploited, praise her uniqueness and teach her to question authority. 3. If you want your son to be brave and prudent, teach him not to take unnecessary risks. [Read More…]

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The End of My Catholic Boyhood

In order for you, dear reader, to see why I think about religion as I do, you need to know what happened to me at age 14. One Saturday evening in the summer of 1955, I was sitting at my desk in an alcove of the basement suite of rooms my father had built for [Read More…]

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“Human Life Is Sacred”: My Foray Into Blogging

I’m rather excited. Friendship with Star recently ambushed us both—so I have begun writing on here. Star tells me they’ll have me launched today. I like the idea that many people, not just my friends, will be able to read what I write. However, that idea feels like a big responsibility as well, because I [Read More…]

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